NextSpace Opens San Francisco Coworking Space, Tells Freelancers that 'Working in Coffee Shops was so 90's'

Collaborative Community with Professional Offices, Resources, Education and Networking Supports Bay Area Professionals, Offers Freelance Camp PRO on June 5

Jun 01, 2010, 09:00 ET from NextSpace Coworking + Innovation, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- NextSpace Coworking + Innovation, Inc. (www.nextspace.us) today officially opened the doors of its newest coworking space, located at 28 Second Street (at Market) in San Francisco.  Building on the success of its first location in Santa Cruz, NextSpaceSF's 4000 square foot space is designed for people who work for themselves but do not want to work by themselves.  

As part of the launch, the team is hosting Freelance Camp PRO on June 5, a one-day informal conferences for freelancers to come together to share ideas, knowledge, tips, and tools for running a successful freelance or small service business.  "We're expecting over 100 freelancers and owners of small service businesses to take part in this event," says Jeremy Neuner, NextSpace co-founder and CEO.  "This is the perfect way to launch our new coworking space because it provides a chance to learn with, and from, our target market."

What differentiates NextSpace from other coworking or shared office deals, Neuner notes "is building a community where motivated and talented people can converge.  NextSpace is a catalyst for collaboration and innovation — it has evolved as an environment that inspires creativity, encourages synergy, promotes a spirit of generosity and fosters productivity." 

Rebecca Brian and Jamie Capozzi, along with the team from Santa Cruz, are the co-founders of NextSpace San Francisco.  Both Brian and Capozzi run small graphic design firms that were hit hard during the economic downturn and were looking for a way for designers to band together.  After touring the Santa Cruz location and meeting with Neuner, they decided that they didn't just want to pick his brain; they wanted to go into business with him.

A sampling of early San Francisco members includes a role-playing social network company; a point-of-sale software company; consumer electronics branding; and many members from Santa Cruz who are thrilled to have access to NextSpace's San Francisco location.

There were a lot of naysayers and skeptics when Neuner, Ryan Coonerty and Caleb Baskin opened the NextSpace doors in 2008 at the start of the economy's record-setting nosedive.  Today, less than two years later, the trio get called "savvy entrepreneurs" and "strategic visionaries" for bucking the trend with a hybrid business model that is not only profitable, but on a solid expansion trajectory.   More than 200 current NextSpace Santa Cruz members are creating or running businesses in software, design, engineering, manufacturing, marketing and public relations, information technology, clean technology, publishing, marine biology, web and mobile applications, legal, accounting, and non-profits.

Memberships at NextSpace San Francisco start with Cafe at $235/month, ranging up to Office at $1195/month.  Day Passes cost $20/day or 10 for $175.  During the soft launch phase (June-September), NextSpace will offer a "buy two months, get one month free" promotion.   Amenities include:  Commercial broadband Internet/network (wired and wireless), utilities and basic janitorial service, networked printer, scanner, fax and copier, conference and meeting space with projector and screen, mailing address, whiteboards other brainstorming gadgets, and events, brown bag lunches, member-only email discussion lists, lectures, and happy hours.

About NextSpace Coworking + Innovation, Inc.

NextSpace is the workplace for the new economy.  NextSpace provides innovative physical and virtual infrastructure that freelancers, entrepreneurs, and creative class professionals need to succeed in the 21st century knowledge economy.  In an increasingly disconnected world, NextSpace creates a collaborative community that is revolutionizing the nature of work with locations in San Francisco and Santa Cruz, California and at www.nextspace.us.

SOURCE NextSpace Coworking + Innovation, Inc.



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